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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2020 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2024 and labeled "(presumably)" or "Circa".
North Dakota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing deadline: Friday 5 January 2024
Legislative District Conventions: Saturday 24 February - Friday 22 March 2024
Party-Run Primary: Saturday 6 April 20241
State Convention: Friday 12 April - Sunday 14 April 2024
District Delegate Meeting via Zoom: Saturday 20 April 2024
17 total delegate votes - 8 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
Saturday 24 February - Friday 22 March 2024: North Dakota Legislative District Conventions convene to elect delegates to the State Convention.
Participation in North Dakota's delegate selection process is open to all voters who fill out a form declaring they are a Democrat. North Dakota has neither party nor voter registration.
Saturday 6 April 2024: North Dakota Party-Run Primary. Hours reportedly 11:00a-7:00p CDT / 10:00a-6:00p MDT (1600-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary. Voters can cast their ballot at party designated locations throughout the state on Party-Run Primary Day or by mail.
The Party-Run Primary will use Ranked Choice Voting. If a candidate has officially ended their candidacy, the voters' next choice is tallied (recursively). If a candidate has not met the viability threshold, the candidate with the lowest rank is eliminated, and their votes are redistributed to the voters' next choice (recursively) until only viable candidates remain. The viability threshold is 15% - if no candidate reaches the 15% threshold, the threshold is half the percentage of the vote of the highest vote-getter.
13 of 17 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based upon the support for each contender receives at the Party-Run Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold at the statewide level is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Friday 12 April - Sunday 14 April 2024: State Convention. 8 National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the Party-Run Primary.
Saturday 20 April 2024: District Delegate Meeting via Zoom. 2 Pledged PLEO and 3 At-Large National Convention delegates are elected by a quorum of district delegates according to the results of the Party-Run Primary.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• North Dakota Secretary of State|
|• North Dakota Secretary of State - Elections and Voting|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Dakota Legislative Branch|
|• North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bismarck Tribune|
|• Devils Lake Journal|
|• KFYR TV - NBC - Bismarck|
|• KXMB - KXMA - KXMC - KXMD - CBS - Bismarck, Minot|
|• NDx Plains - Fargo|
|• NorthDecoder - political blog|
|• Politics1.com - North Dakota|
|• Praire Public Television - North Dakota Public Radio|
|• The Minot Daily News|
|• The Williston Daily Herald|
|• Valley City Times-Record|
|• Wahpeton Daily News|
|• WDAY TV - Fargo|
|• WDAZ TV - ABC - Grand Forks|
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